According to Chris Hedges, the scourge of neoliberalism is transforming even the United States into a political/economic apparatus increasingly akin to Mexico. The symptoms, each in varying degrees, can be recognized in most developed and developing economies today. Take a read and see how many seem familiar.
The neoliberal ideology that is the engine of corporate capitalism spews its poison around the globe. Constitutions are rewritten by judicial fiat in a mockery of democracy. Laws and regulations that impede corporate exploitation are abolished. Corporations orchestrate legally sanctioned tax boycotts. Free-trade deals destroy small farmers and businesses along with labor unions and government agencies designed to protect the public from contaminated air, water and food and from usurious creditors and lenders. The press is transformed into an echo chamber for the corporate elites. Wages stagnate or decline. Unemployment and underemployment soar. Social services are curtailed or abolished in the name of austerity. The political system becomes a charade. Dissent is criminalized. The ecocide by the fossil fuel industry accelerates. State enterprises and utilities are sold to corporations. The educational system mutates into vocational training. Culture and the arts are replaced by sexual commodification, banal entertainment and graphic depictions of violence. Infrastructures crumble.
This Canadian likes to believe that we're immunized against this sort of thing by our constitution, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a courageous Supreme Court. That may be dangerously wishful thinking.